ameboid cell

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a·me·boid cell

a cell such as a leukocyte, having ameboid movements, with a power of locomotion. Synonym(s): wandering cell
Synonym(s): migratory cell

ameboid cell

(1) A nonspecific term for any cell capable of intrinsic motility—e.g., leukocytes or macrophages. 
(2) Protoplasmic astrocyte.

ame·boid cell

(ă-mē'boyd sel)
A cell such as a leukocyte, having ameboid movements, with a power of locomotion.
Synonym(s): wandering cell.
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Representative photographs are presented (left; magnification, x200), and the relative number of migratory cells (right) were counted.
Images of migratory cells from the scratched boundary were observed and acquired with light microscope (magnification 10 x 10).
Having overcome cell adhesion, migratory cells must penetrate the basement membrane.
These cells then send chemical signals through the blood to recruit more of the migratory cells, which continue to enter the sphere.
Finally, the nonmigratory cells were scraped off and washed gently in PBS, the migratory cells on the bottom surface of the transwell membrane were fixed in cold methanol for 30 min and underwent crystal violet staining, then photographed under a digital microscope (Olympus BX51; Olympus, Tokyo, Japan).
Biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) led by an Indian origin researcher have now found that neural-crest stem cells-multipotent, migratory cells unique to vertebrates that give rise to many structures in the body such as facial bones and smooth muscle-also play a key role in building olfactory sensory neurons in the nose.